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Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, [1895], at


A hymn to Manyu

1He who hath reverenced thee, Manyu, destructive bolt! breeds.
   for himself forthwith all conquering energy.
  Arya and Dāsa will we conquer with thine aid, with thee the
   conqueror, with conquest conquest-sped.
2Manyu was Indra, yea, the God was Manyu; Manyu was Hotar
  Varuna, Jātavedas.
  The tribes of human lineage worship Manyu. Accordant, with
   thy fervour, Manyu! guard us.
3Come hither, Manyu, mightier than the mighty: smite, with thy
   fervour, for ally, our foemen.
  Slayer of foes, of Vritra, and of Dasyu, bring thou to us all kinds
   of wealth and treasure.
4For thou art, Manyu, of surpassing vigour, fierce, queller of the
   foe, and self-existent,
  Shared by all men, victorious, subduer: vouchsafe to us superior
   strength in battles.
5I have departed still without a portion, wise God! according to
   thy will, the mighty.
  I, feeble man, was wroth with thee, O Manyu. Come in thy
   proper form and give us vigour.
6Come hither, I am all thine own: advancing, turn thou to me,
   victorious, all-bestowing. p. a142
  Come to me, Manyu, wielder of the thunder: bethink thee of
   thy friend, and slay the Dasyus.
7Approach, and on our right hand hold thy station, then let us
   slay a multitude of foemen.
  The best of meath I offer to support thee: may we be first to
   drink thereof in quiet.

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